James Craigie

Date of birth

1851 Perthshire in Scotland

Parents

James Craigie and Agnes Craigie (nee McFarlane)

Married

Daughter of Alexander Orr of Country Donegal in 1875

Children

One son and 6 daughters

Died

17 August 1935

Positions held

  • Chairman Kingsdown School Committee (11 years)
  • Member South Canterbury Hospital Board (8 years)
  • Chairman Timaru Harbour Board 1906-10
  • Timaru Borough Councillor 1901
  • Mayor Timaru Borough 1902-13
  • Member of Parliament 1908-22
  • Member Legislative Council 1922-29

Donations

  • Statue of Burns (Botanical Gardens)
  • Oak Trees Craigie Avenue
  • Chimes for Town Clock 1913 (hung in Chief Post Office until 1933 then transferred to Municipal Buildings)